The City of Spokane just sent out the following ‘Snow Update:’

With a couple inches of snow on the ground, City of Spokane street crews have been out since the early hours of the morning Monday plowing snow and putting down de-icer on City streets.

Crews concentrated first on hills and now are working on arterials throughout the City. With snowfall now tapered off, the City is working to improve driving conditions before very cold weather sets in tonight.

Meanwhile, the City has opened warming shelters for the homeless tonight at the Salvation Army for families, Hope House for single women, and House of Charity for single men. Shelter space is still available at Crosswalk for youth/teens.

Citizens can check the progress of the plows on the arterials on the City’s web site by clicking here: http://www.spokanestreetdepartment.org/snowplow.htm. Click on “Snow Plowing Progress Map.” This web page also includes overall information on the City’s snow removal plan.

Plow route maps and other snow removal information also can be found in the City’s utility bills in November, in the current edition of the Inlander, and in last Thursday’s Voice sections in the Spokesman-Review.

The Street Department and the Spokane Police Department remind motorists to slow down and drive with caution today.

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